Everytime has always been Britney Spears’ most heartbreaking song, and it now has a whole new suspected meaning.
The song takes on a soft, almost lullaby tone, and fans believe it was written about Britney’s abortion after it was revealed she was previously pregnant with Justin Timberlake’s child.
With the 41-year-old Toxic singer’s much-anticipated biography slated to be released next week, certain details about her life have already leaked.
Britney said that she became pregnant with Justin’s child before they decided to get an abortion.
In an extract obtained by People Magazine, the former couple had a ‘conflicted’ discussion about whether to terminate the pregnancy at the height of their romance from 1999 to 2002.
‘It was a surprise, but for me, it wasn’t a tragedy. I loved Justin so much. I always expected us to have a family together one day. This would just be much earlier than I’d anticipated,’ she is thought to have penned.
‘But Justin definitely wasn’t happy about the pregnancy. He said we weren’t ready to have a baby in our lives, that we were way too young.
‘If it had been left up to me alone, I never would have done it. And yet Justin was so sure that he didn’t want to be a father.
‘To this day, it’s one of the most agonizing things I have ever experienced in my life.’
Fans now believe Britney’s song Everytime is about her abortion.
Britney Spears’ Everytime meaning
The music video opens with Britney and an actor playing her fake lover arguing in the back of a cab.
After some major irritation and outbursts of rage, they ultimately battle with photographers and return to their flat. Britney is taking a bath here.
In the bath, she finds blood on her hands, and the lyrics sing: ‘Please forgive me, my weakness caused you pain.’
Then we show Britney standing in a hospital with physicians hurrying by her before returning to the bath scenario and submerging herself in the water.
She then flees down a hospital corridor, ostensibly away from the physicians, and in another film, the actress watches as medics do CPR on a young woman.
The backdrop shows a new mother carrying their kid for the first time as she wanders around the hospital singing heartbreaking lyrics.
‘What have I done, you seem to move on easy,’ the lyrics sing. ‘At night I pray, that soon your face will fade away.’
The chorus continues: ‘Everytime I see you in my dreams I see your face, you’re haunting me. I guess I need you, baby.’
Back in the bathtub, Britney’s companion takes her out of the water, her body apparently limp, as the young lifeless blonde woman is put into the back of an ambulance at the hospital.
It concludes with a close-up of a newborn infant and Britney emerging from the bathwater, looking washed.
Fans flocked to social media to highlight the new significance Everytime has taken on after the abortion news broke.
‘This song is entirely different now,’ wrote one person, linking to the heart-wrenching music video.
‘”Every time I see you in my dreams I see your face your haunting me” that’s so sad 🥺’ wrote another.
‘Now everything makes sense,’ chimed in another fan, while someone else noted: ‘Listen to the melody it sounds like a lullaby.’
‘When she sings “this song is my sorry,” she looks up,’ pointed out another, suggesting she could be nodding heavenwards.
‘”This song’s my sorry” and then looking up to heaven, chills,’ wrote another fan.
Someone else summed up suspicions, as they wrote: ‘Wait a minute- is the song an apology to the BABY????’
A video of Britney discussing the creation of Everytime has also surfaced, in which she discusses going through ‘a lot emotionally’ at the time.
On May 10, 2004, she released Everytime as the third single from her fourth studio album, In the Zone. Justin and Britney are said to have split up in 2002.
Another video of Britney singing Everytime has emerged, in which she keeps stroking her stomach.
Britney’s memoir, The Woman in Me, is out on October 24 and will document the ‘journey (and) strength at the core of one of the greatest performers in pop music history.’
The megastar previously posted a promotional video of the book, which read: ‘It’s coming. My story. On my own terms. At last.’
Source My Celebrity Life.